Monday, September 20, 2010

The Fucking Wrath - Terra Firma


Blood, sweat and anarchist vehemence seeps from the pores of The Fucking Wrath, who is back with a vengeance with their latest metalinfused punk rock release Terra Firma. What did I hear you say? Punk is dead? Shut up and get to the back of the line! Punk never died, itjust took short vacation down to Cambodia, where the people dress inblack. It's not dead. Not anymore. The Fucking Wrath's instrumental genius and style has not but one purpose: to create pure anarchy. And that, my friends, is what the punk is scene all about. So I say, “The punk revival is here!” A revival back to its roots: blood, sweat, anarchy and no bitching!

The Fucking Wrath will writhe your body with uncontrollable rhythm, a doom influence and a punk revival that will bring you back to the instrumental genius of The Addicts, the gargled vocal style of Keith Morris (Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, OFF!) and the current Matt Pike (Asbestosdeath, Sleep, High On Fire). The first track is a cover of the song '"Hurricane" by Pentagram, which will bring you into the rhythm of the band and its essence. Everything about the first track is nothing but pure garage brilliance; the trill of the guitar, the power of the snare and those classic bellowing bass solos have not but one purpose, one reason to exist; to create pure anarchy. The second track will throw you right into the middle of the emotional gargle of
the front man and guitarist Craig, who visually, and in terms of his characteristics, will seem welcomely unpleasant. This is one thing I can really appreciate about this band. They are not flashy, melodramatic, though just making music for music's sake.

The third track, "Don't Look Back," is a track whose intensity and rapid beat will throw any crowd into a frenzy, causing massive mosh pits; most definitely not for the faint of heart, or your christian household. The fourth track, "Fangs of God," will smooth-en out the emotion that you have just purged upon hearing the three tracks before it, with some good groove infused punk-laden rhythms, ends in a march like trance, that will raise the morale of any hardcore bruised and battered crowed. The fifth track, "The Beginning," is a great end to an intense journey that will not only leave you with a pleasant surprise, but leave you begging for more. "The Beginning" will drive you into a feeling of doom and despair, giving you the fuel to once more unleash anarchy upon your peers and ceases to disappoint to the very end.

A genre that rarely disappoints is what the scene has been waiting for, the punk revival! A journey back to its roots. A journey back to the sweat and mayhem that made the mid 80's to late 90's punk scene. I take off my hat to the brilliance that is The Fucking Wrath for doing just that. These guys are going places. If you love punk, if you lived in the day, if you love music for the sake of loving music, this album is a must buy. This band deserves a lot of recognition and a strong following for a well put together EP and a musical integrity that definitely kicks you right in the face. Hey but what would you expect from a band that released their first album the week of 06.06.06. Need I say more? I think not. Support the musicians that you appreciate and look up to. Buy the album if you have the means to and spread the word.

This album is available in EP format and is due for release October 15. The band will be releasing a full length album in 2011, so you have got some of time to digest. This band will also be on tour with Ancestors a few days after the release, the tour dates and venues are as follows:

10/20/2010, Zahn Zillas, Ventura, CA
10/21/2010, Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
10/22/2010, East End, Portland, OR
10/23/2010, Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA
10/25/2010, Jambalaya, Arcata, CA
10/26/2010, Nick’s Night Club, Chico, CA
10/27/2010, Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill, Monterey, CA

-- JD2

Buy here: Terra Fire


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